(RIGHT and BELOW) Max Andrew's "Magic Magazine" was another outstanding British magical periodical that is no longer extant. It ran from 1952 to 1959. Johnny had the distinction of being on its last cover. It ceased publication after this issue.

Digital copies are available for download from lybrary.com. The entire "Magic Magazine" output (and that of "The Gen" featured a few pages back) is also available on CD from Martin Breese.

Thanks to Chris Wasshuber of lybrary.com for permission to reprint images on this page. Scans courtesy Joseph Giordmaine.

(BELOW) The article that introduced many in Britain to Johnny before the 1956 IBM Convention at Brighton. And of course the reference to "gay" magician still meant "joyful" back in 1956. See pg. 30 for details.